College-wide Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Forum
The College-wide Cultural Diversity and Inclusion forum series is an expansion of the highly successful Western New York student survey project, coined the Buffalo Project, co-facilitated by Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers, associate professor at SUNY Empire State College. The Buffalo Project analyzed the impacts of cultural inclusiveness on college learning and student retention at SUNY Empire State College, Niagara Frontier. This survey information, has been used to create a variety of activities at Niagara Frontier in order to engage students cross-culturally; some of these events include culture-based plenary discussions, documentary film round tables, community tours, student clubs, and food events.
The success of this forum series eventually expanded into what is now a College-wide Diversity and Inclusion Forum series.
For information about the Buffalo Project and the prior College-wide Cultural Diversity and Inclusion forums, please see the following links:
- The Buffalo Project
- College-wide Forum #1: Race and Policing
- College-wide Forum #2: Cultural Diversity
- College-wide Forum #3: American Politics and Race
- College-wide Forum #4: Visible and Invisible Disabilities
- College-wide Forum #5: Microaggressions in Everyday Life
Empire State College's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website has information on many policies and programs offered.
Upcoming Forums (TBD)
Videos from Previous Forums
6th Annual Diversity Forum (2019): How Creative Thinking Sets the Environment for Diversity and Innovation
By Ms. Karina Loera-Barcenas, SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center Business Advisor